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Wang Yi Meets with Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza of Venezuela

2017/09/20

On September 19, 2017 local time, Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza of Venezuela when attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Wang Yi expressed that China and Venezuela are comprehensive strategic partners. China’s policy towards Venezuela remains unchanged, and China has always committed to promoting friendship and mutual trust and firmly advancing mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries. China has consistently adhered to the principle of non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs. It is believed that the Venezuelan government and its people have the ability to solve the existing issues well through dialogue and coordination among all parties under the legal framework, and maintain a stable situation in the country. The international community should play a constructive role to this end based on a fair and objective attitude. China is concerned with personal and property safety of the overseas Chinese in Venezuela. It is hoped and believed that Venezuela will effectively protect the safety and legitimate interests of Chinese institutions and personnel in Venezuela.

Jorge Arreaza expressed that Venezuela highly values the comprehensive strategic partnership with China and thanks China for providing assistance to the development of Venezuela for a long term. Venezuela is willing to strengthen dialogue and exchanges, deepen practical cooperation and safeguard common interests with China. The Venezuelan side appreciates China’s adherence to the principle of non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs, and stands ready to play a positive role in promoting friendly cooperation between China and Latin-American countries. Venezuela congratulates beforehand on the complete success of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

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